Mon, May 17|
Kinship Placement for African American Youth
Dr. Tera Jordan and Andrea Dencklau will share their research on kinship placement of African American children in Iowa.
Time & Location
May 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
About The Event
Women in the NAACP presents a 4-part series on Recruitment and Retention of Foster Parents:
In this series, prospective and current foster parents will take part in a virtual learning environment on key issues that impact the success of African American children that are involved in child welfare.
In this first session, Dr. Tera Jordan and Andrea Dencklau will share their research on “kinship” placement of African American children that are involved in the Iowa child welfare system. Participants will have the opportunity to gain information on the following:
Definition of “kinship placement” and its origins
• Family First legislation and its impact on children in foster care
• Impact of kinship placement on African American foster children/youth
• Family dynamics of African American children/youth that are in kinship placements
• Connection to Four Oaks Family Connections program for those individuals that may be interested in fostering a child.
Therapists & Social Workers
1.0 CEU credit - approved by the National Association of Social Workers
Foster Parents & Professionals
Foster parent training credit of 1 hour - approved by DHS.